I used to just laugh it off when someone thought I was 12 years old back when I was in high school, but now that I am three years deep into college getting ready to graduate, I don’t laugh anymore. If you are in the same situation as me looking like a child trying to get into a bar/club and the bouncer is questioning if your ID is fake, please read on — you may relate very much. Here are 11 things 20+ year-olds who look 12 are tired of hearing:
1. I didn’t know they let 12-year-olds work here.
Nope. They don’t.
2. What school do you go to?
Me: Florida State.
3. *Tries to get a sample at Target* Is your parent nearby?
Let me FaceTime my mom really quick and ask her permission for this protein bar sample.
4. *Server at a restaurant* Here you go, sweetie. What can I get you, darling? Hi, honey, how are you?
You are no more than three years older than me, there is no need for "sweetie."
5. It’s your birthday? Happy Birthday! How old now, fourteen/fifteen?
6. You look so much older when you wear makeup.
Is that supposed to be a compliment?
7. Wow, you're how old? You look like you are twelve.
Have you seen a twelve-year-old lately?
8. You probably just look young because you're short.
9. *Tries to flirt with a guy* You're a little too young for me I think.
I'm your age. Maybe even older.
10. Are you old enough to see this movie? Can I see your ID please?
11. You're going to be so thankful when you are in your 50's.
So I've been told. Hopefully, it's worth it.
Feeling the stress of the school year already? Here are a few ways you can destress.
2. Chew gum
8. Hug a tree
9. Listen to music
14. Say no
17. Spend time outside
19. Treat yourself
Whatever you can do to momentarily take your mind off of everything else.